2013 Moscow's struggle with rebellious Muslims began unfolding in earnest in Dagestan. Suicide bombers and car bombers have become active, especially in the capital Makhachkala, where each week an average of three policemen are killed and numerous civilians become casualties. Police tanks and helicopters pursue guerrillas in the woods. One journalist has proposed that this recent outbreak of attacks is that this "the first sign" of the attacks planned against the Olympic games in Sochi, Russia in 2014. It is "a campaign to highlight the failure of the Russian intelligence services and law enforcement agencies to monitor the terrorist situation in the southern regions."VideoVideo: 2013 Law enforcement officials in Dagestan continue to understand the circumstances of the terrorist attack that took place on August 5, 2013 in the center of Makhachkala, in which 17 people were injured. Investigators have seized a videotape from a surveillance camera located at a…
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